Friday, 6 July 2012

Next few days

     After about 1 mm of rain in the city this morning, things will begin to clear out this afternoon; later than sooner however. Depending on how early the sun comes out, we could see temperatures between 25 and 28°C by evening.

     Tomorrow will bring another chance for rain. There will be a mix of sun and cloud in general, but there will be a good chance for thunderstorms throughout southern Manitoba in the afternoon and evening. They do not look to be severe at this point, however I would not rule out an isolated severe storm giving large hail, due to moderate instability. Highs are expected to be in the high twenties.

     Sunday will be sunnier, with highs in the high twenties again.

     A large ridge of high pressure is expected to build over western North America this weekend. This could bring some very hot conditions to many areas, and will be the start of summer for BC we could say. This heat will eventually build into southern Manitoba next week. At this point it appears we will get into the heat by mid week with a peak late week. Temperatures in the mid thirties will not be out of the question.


  1. Area of showers and thunderstorms north of Brandon and northwest of Portage is moving southeast this morning. Because of this, it is looking quite favourable at this point that Winnipeg will see some thundershowers begin near noon and be on and off this afternoon. These storms are non-severe, with frequent lightning, heavy downpours and small hail the main threats.

  2. Storms bypassing Winnipeg so far today. There is a little less storm and shower activity than anticipated today. There is still a chance for some this evening, however the best chance will be from a line from Portage to Emerson, then also in eastern Manitoba.